Monday, May 22, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a community of bloggers who link up to share what they are reading.  For more information and to find out what other bloggers are reading check out the host blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.


This is What I've Been Reading...


7 Ate 9: The Untold Story by Tara Lazar

Private I has a mystery to solve when 6 comes into his detective agency and claims that 7 is coming to get him after eating 9. Private I investigates, questioning other numbers around town, until he finally puts two and two together to reveal the truth. The illustrations of the numbers with faces and tiny arms and legs are amusing. The book is also filled with number-related puns. This is a fun book that would be a great read for anyone who loves numbers or just enjoys a clever story.

The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff

Winnie and nine of her friends go to war against their parents. They all decide to live in Winnie's treehouse and refuse to come down until their parents meet their demands. This book, with its outlandish plot is humorous and entertaining. But, there's actually more to the story than just a silly plot line. Winnie finds a way to deal with her parents who, after their recent divorce, are at war with one another. Winnie also proves a remarkable friend to her nine treehouse roommates. The book also has some different types of texts interspersed throughout such as maps and instructions. Definitely a fun read. 

Posted by John David Anderson

Reading this book brought me right back to my middle school years. Even though it was many years ago, it's hard to forget how it felt to be that age. Middle school is full of awkwardness and confusion, especially related to fitting in and the desire to make real friends and to find a group to belong. John David Anderson seems to get all of that. He has written a book that I think all middle-schoolers should read. The book addresses friendship, bullying, and the pain of not feeling like one fits in. The message about the power of words and the impact of those words when we let them out into the world is an important one. This is a book middle school students will be able to relate to and learn from. I thank Melissa Guerrette, of Educate-Empower-Inspire-Teach, and Walden Pond Press for my signed copy of this book.

17 comments:

  1. The Great Tree House War came up at our local library summer book talk. I will definitely have to check it out along with Posted (which everyone is talking about). I can't wait to read 7 ate 9.

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  2. 7 Ate 9 sounds like a fun one for the younger readers, and I have Posted on my list, Lisa. I'm sure it's a wonderful book for middle school. I loved Ms. Bixby's Last Day by Anderson. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I loved Ms. Bixby's Last Day as well! Anderson creates such wonderful characters.

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  3. All of these are in my TBR pile! I'm hoping to get to the MG novels this summer and I just picked up the picture book at my library!

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    1. Thank goodness for summer to catch up on the TBR pile!

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  4. Love Lisa Graff. I'll have to check that out! Thanks.

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  5. Just requested that my library purchase Posted--sounds like a terrific story. I love Lisa Graff but haven't read this one yet. 7 Ate 9 sounds like one my college students would enjoy. They tend to like punny books quite a bit. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I don't know why I have not read any books by Lisa Graff until now. I definitely have to find some of her others.

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  6. The Great Treehouse War sounds like a great one! We actually don't typically have Middle Schools where I live, we just go straight from elementary school to high school, for better or worse.

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    1. We do have some districts in some parts of the state here that have only k-8 and high schools. I'm sure there are both advantages and disadvantages to the different ways of structuring the grades among schools.

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  7. I would love to get my hands on this Lisa Graff title!

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    1. I believe, it's the first book I've read by Lisa Graff. I need to get my hands on some of her others!

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  8. I've been meaning to find and read 7 Ate 9. Looks like a fun book to share with young readers. I love books Lisa Graff, so I'll have to look for this one. And Posted is on my To Read list, too! Good thing there's only 7 days left of school! Have a great week!

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  9. 7 Ate 9 looks super fun. It might work for an intro to the mystery genre too. Thanks.

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